Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Everywhere you look, there's a heart and a hand to hold on to..

Full House anyone? That was one of my FAVORITE shows!
On Friday morning we left Napa and headed towards San Francisco. We took a detour to the Muir Redwoods. It was a winding road to get there, but so worth it once we did. It was beautiful! A great opportunity to walk around and admire God's handiwork.

Afterwards, we headed into San Fran via Sausalito to find our wonderful little apartment that was literally a block from Ghiradelli square. (I used airbnb to find the apartment. Let me know if you are headed that way and I will share the listing). We unpacked, then walked down to fisherman's wharf to find lunch. We ate clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls at one of many places that offered these. Yum!

Afterwards, we wandered over to Pier 39 to see the sea lions and checked out the shops on the pier. That was packed!

That night, we walked over to Chinatown and found, wait for it -- a Chinese food restaurant for dinner.

We also headed back to Ghiradelli Square to do a little chocolate shopping. They gave us a sample of the peppermint bark squares and they were so good!

The next morning, Cody and I got up and ran from our apartment to the marina. Running in other cities is quite possibly my favorite way of sight seeing. We got to see the rolling streets, the golden gate and the beach.

That day we went to Alcatraz,

Ate In-N-Out burgers

Walked down to do a little NYE dinner shopping at Trader Joe's

Saw the Painted Ladies (think Full House) and went down winding Lombard Street (no pics though..couldn't quite figure out what mode to use on the camera at night...)

Picked up some crabs down at Fisherman's Wharf and bread from Boudin bakery and rang in the new year with a great big dinner and fireworks that we could hear but only see on tv : )

This was exactly the break that we needed! We got out of Texas, had a chance to see some new places and we relaxed! So thankful for this trip!

1 comment:

Lynn Cooper said...

We did this same Napa/San Fran trip in the summer. One of our favorite trips ever!! It is gorgeous in the summer as well and lusciously green. Glad you enjoyed it!